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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Vote now to decide FirstBank ‘Elevator Pitch’ winner


FirstBank, which has 17 banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area, announced the five Arizona finalist companies of its the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” where it will award one Arizona-based winner with $20,000. The five companies are: Pinspiration Co+Hoots Brelby Theatre Company Cake Art Studio Nancy’s Jewelry and Clothing The public is invited… Read More →

SRP enhances its military hiring initiative Oleg Dudko

Building on a long tradition of support for our veterans, Salt River Project has expanded its efforts to recruit, hire and retain veteran employees. SRP is expanding its current policy to provide full pay for up to two years for employees called to active duty. Current SRP employees who are also Arizona National Guard members… Read More →

UA College of Nursing ranked No. 1 in Arizona


The University of Arizona College of Nursing has been ranked No. 1 in the state for its program outcomes by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. The Arizona Nursing Program Outcome Index includes 38 nursing schools statewide and is based on registered nurse licensure and graduation rates for 2014. Last year, UA nursing students achieved a first-time pass… Read More →

VA whistleblower named PR Professional of the Year Jakub Jirsak

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) announced that Paula L. Pedene APR, Fellow PRSA, will receive the Society’s 2015 Public Relations Professional of the Year award. Pedene is the owner of Pedene Public Relations, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.  She will receive the award at the PRSA 2015 International Conference during the Monday Networking Luncheon on Nov.… Read More →

Quarles & Brady volunteers time at Capitol School

Capitol School

On Friday, Oct. 30, nearly two dozen members of Quarles & Brady’s Phoenix office joined together to volunteer their time as “homeroom parents” at the Capitol School’s annual Fall Celebration. This was the first of three events during the 2015-2016 school year where attorneys and staff will volunteer their team to the Capitol School, providing… Read More →

Nominations open for BBB’s Torch Awards for Ethics Oleg Dudko

Better Business Bureau Foundation is asking for the public’s help in nominating companies to honor at its 15th Annual Torch Awards for Ethics (formerly BBB Business Ethics Awards). Nominations will be accepted through Friday, December 4, 2015. To nominate a company, visit and click on the “Nominate a Business/Charity” link. Over the years, BBB has… Read More →

TGen leads Stand Up To Cancer Dream Team Siarhei Lenets

The Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) will lead an international Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Dream Team of top cancer researchers in a $12 million effort to double the survival of patients with pancreatic cancer, the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff — TGen Physician-in-Chief and… Read More →

SiteLock, Nextiva are state’s fastest-growing tech firms


Today, Deloitte released the 2015 Technology Fast 500, an annual ranking of the fastest growing North American companies in the technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech sectors. StartApp claimed the top spot with a growth rate of 21,984 percent from 2011 to 2014. Based in New York, StartApp provides a free monetization and distribution… Read More →

Lewis Roca Rothgerber lands healthcare litigators

John C. West and Robert M. Kort, attorneys with extensive experience in health care matters, have joined the litigation practice at Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, one of the largest commercial law firms in the western United States. West and Kort have successfully handled a wide range of complex litigation matters for managed care organizations, health… Read More →

Sun Corridor Network joins Internet2 Oleg Dudko

Arizona’s Sun Corridor Network has joined Internet2, the premier research and education technology community in the US, as a Research and Education Network member. This membership integrates Sun Corridor Network into a community of more than 300 US universities, 70 government agencies, 42 regional and state education networks, 84 leading corporations and 90,000 community anchor institutions.… Read More →

Valley Leadership honors Michael Crow, Elva Coor

Michael Crow (current)

Valley Leadership announced Dr. Michael Crow and Mrs. Elva Coor as the organization’s 67th Man & Woman of the Year. The pair will be honored for their long-term contributions and commitment to our community at the Annual Man & Woman of the Year awards luncheon on March 24th, 2016. Each year an outstanding Valley man… Read More →

Miller Russell Associates named to prestigious list


Phoenix investment advisor and wealth manager Miller Russell Associates was recently ranked on the’s Top 100 RIAs of 2015 ranking. Miller Russell Associates was the only Arizona firm recognized on this esteemed list.  Miller Russell Associates is a registered investment advisory firm providing a full range of investment, wealth management, tax compliance and consulting… Read More →

AZ Business Magazine November/December 2015


Season shines spotlight on those who give back This is the season of giving. And you don’t have to look very far into Arizona’s business community to find individuals and organizations who will leave Arizona better than they found it. And you don’t have to look any farther than the pages inside this issue of… Read More →

Sabino Recovery treatment center opens in Tucson

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Sabino Recovery, a new and highly anticipated upscale residential recovery center situated on 100 acres of lush desert landscape northeast of Tucson, AZ, announced that it is officially open and welcoming guests. One of the only providers of its kind in the country, Sabino Recovery was founded to deliver a truly groundbreaking therapeutic model for healing and recovery based on the belief… Read More →

Lewis Roca Rothgerber named to Best Law Firms

Lewis Roca Rothgerber

Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, one of the largest commercial law firms in the western United States, is recognized in the 2016 Best Law Firms rankings by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Firms included in the 2016 Best Law Firms list are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and… Read More →